JAKARTADAILY.ID – Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir said that the press has become part of his life. Apart from ministers, Erick is still in control of several media companies within the MAHAKA business group, including Republika Online, and various radio stations.
"For me, the press has become part of my life," he said in a written statement.
For this reason, Erick took the time to come to Medan, North Sumatra, Thursday (9/2/2023) to attend the 2023 National Press Day (HPN). As well as accompany President Joko Widodo who was both present at the same event.
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"I congratulate all members of the press who are commemorating National Press Day (HPN) 2023," he said.
According to him, the press is a very effective tool to play a role in encouraging the nation's education.
However, according to Erick, information that has been disseminated through the media certainly functions to educate, educate, and can encourage people to do good.
He also hopes that in the future the Indonesian press will be able to provide reports that are in accordance with the facts.
“And the most important thing is to provide news that is based on facts. Let's build a responsible press," he said in Medan, North Sumatra in order to attend the HPN 2023 commemoration which was also attended by President Joko Widodo, Thursday (9/2/2023).
A responsible press is an important provision in strengthening the relevance of the press to continue to play a role amidst rapid changes.
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A free press, like the theme of National Press Day (HPN) 2023 this time, is also a condition for distributing information that is urgently needed by Indonesia when it is in the transition from the Industrial 4.0 era to Society 5.0.
"HPN 2023 with the theme of Free Press, Dignified Democracy, is also in line with the public's need to filter information that comes in so fast, freely without boundaries. The right information will create good values. Society needs it at a time when technology is becoming increasingly attached to life, such as the characteristics of the current Era Society 5.0," said Erick in Medan, North Sumatra.
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